Ten Things by Paul Baribeau

Name ten things you wanna do before you die and then go do them.

  1. Run a marathon
  2. Indoor skydive
  3. Go to a music festival
  4. Swim in the Pacific Ocean
  5. See whales in the wild
  6. Get married
  7. Learn to sew
  8. Become fluent in French
  9. Foster more animals
  10. Zip line
Name ten places you really wannabe before you die and then go to them.
  1. Paris, France
  2. Venice, Italy
  3. New Orleans, Louisiana
  4. Chichen Itza
  5. Dublin, Ireland
  6. The Pacific Ocean
  7. Kyle Field
  8. Cloete, Coahuila, Mexico
  9. Bruges, Belgium
  10. Home
Name ten books you wanna read before you die and then go read them.
  1. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  2. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  4. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  5. The End of Faith by Sam Harris
  6. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  7. The Lord of the Rings [the entire trilogy] by J. R. R. Tolkien
  8. Crime & Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  9. Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grage
  10. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Name ten songs you wanna hear again before you die, get all your friends together and scream them.
  1. Destiny by The Rocket Summer
  2. Mamma Mia by ABBA
  3. Yesterday by The Beatles
  4. Ron con Coca Cola by Mister Chivo
  5. Belle from the Beauty & the Beast soundtrack
  6. Photosynthesis by Frank Turner 
  7. Lookin’ Out My Back Door by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  8. Querida by Juan Gabriel
  9. Praise Chorus by Jimmy Eat World
  10. Skies So Blue by The Rocket Summer
Because right now, all you have is time time time. 
Yeah, but some day, that time will run out. 
That’s the only thing you can be absolutely certain about.

Think of all the things that are wrong with your life and then fix them.
  1. I do not spend enough time with my friends and cousins.
  2. I am too attached to my smart phone.
  3. I need to be more creative.
  4. Not enough reading is getting done.
  5. I do not get enough sleep.
  6. I need to satisfy my wanderlust.
Think of all the things that you love about your life, be thankful you are blessed with them.
  1. My parents
  2. My happy, healthy relationship with Dustin
  3. Great friends
  4. Cousins cousins cousins!
  5. A wonderful job
  6. The opportunity to help animals
  7. Running
  8. My mermaid hair
  9. Balance
  10. Being compassionate and cruelty-free
  11. My adorable fur babies
  12. A free mind and heart
  13. My health
Think of all things that hold you back and realize that you don’t need them.
  1. Worry
  2. Apprehension
  3. Naivety 
  4. Wastefulness
  5. Fear
Think of all the mistakes you have made in your life, make sure that you never repeat them.
  1. I was not focused.
  2. I became distracted.
  3. I let fear get the best of me.
  4. I let what others thought bring me down.
  5. I did not speak my mind.
  6. I was not myself.
Because right now, all you have is time time time. 
Yeah, but some day, that time will run out. 
That’s the only thing you can be absolutely certain about.

Name ten thousand reasons why you never wanna die, go and tell someone who might’ve forgotten.
  1. There is so much left to learn.
  2. There is so much left to see.
  3. There is so much left to hope for.
  4. There is so much left to fight for.
  5. There are friends to be made.
  6. I have too much love to give.
  7. I have energy!
  8. I want to keep smiling!
  9. Animals are always doing cute things and I do not want to miss them.
  10. I do not want to stop exploring.
  11. There are so many adventures to go on.
Try to list the endless reasons why it’s good to be alive, and then just smile for a while about them.
  1. The sun
  2. Picnics
  3. Swimming
  4. Laughing
  5. Friendship
  6. Love
  7. Animals
  8. Beauty
  9. Kindness
  10. Hope
  11. Flowers
  12. Trees
  13. Books
  14. Music
  15. Art
  16. There are compassionate individuals.
  17. “All the wondrous things that mere mortals can achieve.”
  18. Changes and progress can happen.
  19. Love will prevail.
  20. Freedom
  21. I can do whatever I want.
  22. Money does not buy happiness.
  23. Wealth is measured by the relationships you keep, the difference that you make, the time you can devote to substantial causes.
Soon the sun will rise and another day will come.
Soon enough the sun will set, another day will be gone.

And right now, all you have is time time time. 
Yeah, but some day, that time will run out. 
That’s the only thing you can be absolutely certain about.



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